Patapsco Valley State Park (XI) – Woodstock – 6.1 miles

9/20/2020 Thru Trail (East) – Bob Trail – Thru Trail (West) – More More Fun Trail – More Fun Trail Elevation: 489 ft Approximate address: 10968-10992 Old Court rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 Latitude 39.331897 / Longitude -76.869958 🍁 I’ve been driving by this spot for years but never liked the always packed street side parking.Continue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (XI) – Woodstock – 6.1 miles”

Rock Creek Park – Western Ridge Trail – 3.7 miles

6/22/2020 Unnamed Trail parallel to Western Ridge trail (AllTrails does not show this on its map) – Hiking through the woods towards Western Ridge Trail since there is no connection to it – Western Ridge Trail – Glover Rd. NW Elevation gain: 397 feet 🌞 We had business errands in Silver Spring so while weContinue reading “Rock Creek Park – Western Ridge Trail – 3.7 miles”

D.R.O.O.L. – June 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸ’”πŸ’” 6/27/2020 Saturday πŸ’” 6/26/2020 Friday My cherry tomatoes are almost there πŸ’” 6/25/2020 Thursday King of the pile πŸ’” 6/24/2020 Wednesday Leakin park turtle find. πŸ’” 6/23/2020 Tuesday These little Carolina wrens (one of my fave birds) started moving in yesterday. Onyx letting it all hang out. πŸ’” 6/22/2020Continue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – June 2020”

Patapsco Valley State Park (X) – Hoco Thru Trail – 10.2 miles

5/31/2020 Hoco Thru trail – Affeldt Me Gasline – No Beech Lost – Magic Mike – Old RR Bed – FΓ«anor – Black Magic – My Way – Smokey – Old RR Bed – Ol’ Man River – Candyman – Something’s gotta give – Ol’ Man River – Old Main Line – Daniels Singletrack –Continue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (X) – Hoco Thru Trail – 10.2 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (IX) – 7.5 miles

4/19/2020 Starstruck Trail – Soapstone Trail – Hilton Ave. (paved road) – Grist Mill Trail – Nun’s Run – Santee Branch Trail – College Loop – Santee Branch Trail – Bike Jumper – Bull Run Trail – Overgrown – Soapstone Alternate Trail Elevation gain: 820ft Location: Soapstone Trailhead – 1164 S Rolling Road Catonsville, MDContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (IX) – 7.5 miles”

Susquehanna State Park – 8.7 miles

5/17/2020 Unmaintained trail next to Susquehanna River – Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail – turn around at Shures Landing Rd. at Conowingo Dam – un-named trail through Stafford Rd. bridge – Green trail – Susquehanna Ridge Trail – Red Trail – Rock Run Historic Area Elevation gain: 440ft Location: Rock Run Historic Area, Stafford Rd.,Continue reading “Susquehanna State Park – 8.7 miles”

Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles

5/10/2020 Noname trail between lakes, up the hill then following Bear Branch towards the South – through the meadow towards Hashawha Lake – follow Rinehart Rd. behind the Caretaker’s house – through another meadow – back to Bear Branch – North through the marshland – Stream Trail – Boundary Trail (yellow) – Saw Mill RoadContinue reading “Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles”

D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸ’¦ 5/31/2020 Sunday Yet another new trail hike today just to stretch our legs. Blog post Painted rock hedgehog in the woods πŸ’¦ 5/30/2020 Saturday Lazy. No pics. 😳 πŸ’¦ 5/29/2020 Friday Mag face πŸ’¦ 5/28/2020 Thursday πŸ’¦ 5/27/2020 Wednesday Muffin perching on the Weeping Willow. Soon to be purpleContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020”

Cunningham Falls State Park – Cat Rock Trail – 8.7 miles

4/25/2020 Cat Rock Trail (yellow) – Cat Rock Overlook – Bobs Hill Trail (still yellow – AllTrail marks this as Cat Rock Trail) – Lake and Cat Rock Trail or Catoctin National Recreational Trail (blue). Confusing/Contradicting signs! – to Lower Trail and Falls overlook – Handicap Boardwalk Trails (closed now because of Covid-19) – FallsContinue reading “Cunningham Falls State Park – Cat Rock Trail – 8.7 miles”

D.R.O.O.L – September 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸŽ‰ “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…” – Peggy Toney Horton πŸŽ‰ 9/30 Today was a little bit mixed up. First we went to work, then walk then within an hour back home. The weather was so amazing that we have decided toContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L – September 2019”

Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)

Gunpowder south (blue) trail – 5.41 miles 🚘 Masemore rd. Parkville 21120 🚘 🌿 “Happiness is a long walk with a friend (- Mag in my case).” 🌿 I thought I’ll be smart coming here this morning because it’s a wonderful secret location, no one knows about. Wrong! Yes, parking is limited (less than 10Continue reading “Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)”

NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North

9/4/19 – 4.56 miles πŸŽ‚ “Country roads take me gnome.” πŸŽ‚ It is my birthtoday so I am treating myself with NCR. It’s always a good idea! Mostly empty – especially in the mornings and on the weekdays – and such an easy walk. No elevation changes and the trail is a crushed stone andContinue reading “NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North”